Organisers announce more acts for 2015 Euphoria Music Festival line-up

11:38 AM (24 Minutes ago) Entertainment
For the local debut year of international music festival Euphoria Music Festival, the organisers have announced a line-up that includes Euphonik, Kyle Watson, Desmond & The Tutus and Matthew Mole and 12 other South African artists.

Ross Jack self medicates with new album

11:23 AM (40 Minutes ago) Entertainment

For the last months of 2014 and the first half of 2015, Johannesburg-based recording artist, Ross Jack has been working and recording for his sophomore release, Self Medicated, due out on Friday, 30 October.

Intoducing the Association of African Exhibition Organisers

11:01 AM (1 Hour ago) Interviews
Exhibitions play a significant role in promoting trade in Africa as well as attracting foreign investment to the continent. Surely such a powerful platform would need some sort of credible governing body to help regulate and build the industry? The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) was launched earlier this year in response to this need.

Vega hosts inaugural TEDx talk evening

9:45 AM (2 Hours ago) Advertising News

The Vega School of Brand leadership hosted its inaugural TEDx talk evening to a packed auditorium of industry influencers, students, parents and the general public. TEDxVega 2015 is set to become an annual feature on the schools calendar.

Facebook brings it instead of buffering

9:20 AM (2 Hours ago) Social Media News
People are going online at a staggering rate in emerging markets and, in most cases, are doing so on mobile via 2G connections. Chris Marra and Alex Sourov from Facebook explain how Facebook maximises users’ connections for a better experience. 

Thandokazi Hlwatika joins The Fort

15:49 PM (20 Hours ago) People on the Move
Thandokazi Hlwatika has been appointed as the new account manager at brand and content agency The Fort.  

Woolworths tackles food security at schools

15:31 PM (20 Hours ago) CSI

Woolworths is setting out to make a difference for World Food Day, on Friday, 16 October. With a number of initiatives aimed at learners, Woolworths is focusing on creating awareness about food security and integrating sustainable living skills into the school’s curriculum.

Repositioning your brand like a Ninja

15:04 PM (20 Hours ago) Opinion
Changing your logo and colour palette is what marketers traditionally call “rebranding” however to truly take a brand and reposition it properly there are 6 fundamental elements that need to be taken into account and addressed, says Selvan Naidoo, CEO of Marketing2theMax.

Red Carpet Concepts awarded the La Petite Ferme PR account

14:57 PM (21 Hours ago) New Accounts
Franschhoek-based wine estate, La Petite Ferme has awarded Cape Town-based bespoke PR agency, Red Carpet Concepts (RCC) with its public relations, marketing, social media, new website development and events management portfolio. 

Al Jazeera meets Guantanamo Bay's youngest prisoner

14:50 PM (21 Hours ago) Media News

Premiering on Thursday, 8 October on Al Jazeera, Growing Up Guantanamo is the story of Asadullah Rahman, who spent 17 months detained in Guantanamo Bay as a terrorist when he was just ten years old. He was the youngest to have ever served time there.

Miners Shot Down nominated for an Emmy

14:47 PM (21 Hours ago) Awards
The harrowing documentary Miners Shot Down - which was recently released on VIDI - has scored an International Emmy Award nomination in the Best Documentary category. 

Time to SHINE for Girls & Boys Town

14:45 PM (21 Hours ago) CSI

The planned expenditure of over R26-million raised for Girls & Boys Town (GBT) by South Africa’s celebrated charity event, The 702 Sun International CEO SleepOut, has been approved by the partners of The 702 Sun International CEO SleepOut and The CEO SleepOut Trust.

Hunter’s deserts their traditional TVC concept

14:15 PM (21 Hours ago) Advertising News

Hunter’s has moved beyond its traditional desert scene in the recently released Global Love television commercial. 140 BBDO creative directors Alexis Beckett and Liam Olding say that clinking a Hunter’s can connect anyone, anywhere.

Cultivate Communications: Where PR meets strategic thinking

14:15 PM (21 Hours ago) In Focus
For Rebecca Cronje, the success of your PR efforts comes down to one thing: good, strategic thinking. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning ideas, engineering outcomes or simply answering questions. Strategic, long-term thinking is vital. These are not just words for her either. Cronje built a business around it.

It’s time to reconsider brand loyalty

14:03 PM (21 Hours ago) Marketing News
The consumer landscape is becoming increasingly challenging in South Africa and loyalty is still declining, largely because we consume the brands we are loyal to but less frequently.

Egg-cellent nominees named for 2015 Galliova Food and Health Writers’ Awards

13:39 PM (22 Hours ago) Awards

After much deliberation over what the judges described as ‘outstanding food writing’ and ‘excellent presentations’, the finalists in the 2015 Galliova Food and Health Writers’ Awards have been announced.

ETIKET nabs four Pendoring finalists

11:35 AM (Yesterday) Awards

By taking no fewer than four Pendoring finalists this year, the agency once again proven that it succeeds in its mission to create exceptional and memorable work.

PR; beyond the press release

11:13 AM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk

The days of the ‘one size fits all’ press release are long dead. If your PR firm hasn’t entered the realm of digital, soon your business will be a goner too. Carol Gallarelli, MD of Ogilvy PR in Cape Town says it’s imperative that PR agencies ‘get’ the complexity of the modern media environment. Question is; does yours?

Save time, bank with FNB

10:50 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News

FNB has announced the launch of its latest marketing campaign to encourage digital banking via its innovative platforms. The campaign revolves around the concept of time and cost saving when banking digitally. 

Thousands enjoy local and international acts at Vodacom In The City 2015

10:13 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment

Despite the sweltering heat, thousands of music-lovers turned up for Vodacom In The City on Sunday, 4 October. Kicking off the summer festival season with a new daytime format, festival attendees came prepared with blankets, umbrellas and picnics for a day at Emmarentia Dam.

Trevor Noah breaks Comedy Central records

9:30 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Comedy Central achieved record ratings for the TV premiere of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

JHB Street Mag turns pink for October

9:04 AM (Yesterday) CSI

This October, Street Mag Media has gone pink. The website has been transformed with accents of pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Story Book Theatre brings fairy tales to life

8:31 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Once upon a time, a long long time ago, there was a fairy tale that delighted children across the world. In another time, not so long ago, there were seven fairy tales delighting children at the Peoples Theatre in Johannesburg.

Rugby World Cup 2015 is on our Twitter minds, says SPARK Media

6:43 AM (Yesterday) Social Media News
With detailed online insights provided by SPARK Media, Twitter feeds show that South African citizens are passionate about rugby. Since the start of Rugby World Cup 2015, there have been 486 103 global posts on Twitter and counting. 

Brand Union announces Vega’s Creative Union Award winners

15:59 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Brand Union, sponsor and organizer of the Creative Union Awards, has announced its 2015 winners. Nic Andrews, Amber Egner, Scott Williams and Chané Keyser, students at Vega School of Brand Leadership. received the award for their standout solution to the Castle Lite through-the-line campaign brief. 

Publicis Africa Group dominates African Cristal Awards

15:15 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Publicis Africa Group upped the ante at the African Cristal Awards when it scooped African Network of the Year and walked away with 16 medals (including 1 gold) and had 50 pieces shortlisted.

Here comes the bride(s)

14:47 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment

From a naked bride (and groom) to a steam punk wedding, complete with an owl as the ring bearer, Four Weddings South Africa will see 32 brides push the limit and overstep boundries when it comes to their special day.

The next AMASA Forum asks: Who owns the idea?

14:41 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
With the AMASA Awards around the corner (Thursday, 22 October) and Cannes Lions now behind us, we’re all looking for opportunities to enter awards. But come awards season and submission time – the questions arises - Who’s idea really is it?

The winelands head to Johannesburg for WineX 2015

14:13 PM (Yesterday) Events

RMB WineX, now in its 16th year, will take place between Wednesday, 28 and Friday, 30 October at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Get ready for the second season of Forced Love

14:08 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Three couples. Two generations. Many complications. The second season of Forced Love follows the tremendous success of the first season which was based on the Shakespearian comedy, Taming of the Shrew. It airs from Friday, 9 October 2015 at 20:30 on SABC1.

Catch hip hop's best at the BET Awards

13:35 PM (Yesterday) Awards

The BET Hip Hop Awards broadcasting on BET, DStv channel 129, on Saturday, 17 October, has been the number one hip hop-themed telecast on television for six consecutive years.

BMW 3-series tracks history with

11:53 AM (2 Days ago) Advertising News
Luxury car brand BMW has implemented a campaign that harnesses the innovation and flexibility of digital television channel®. The campaign is not only turning heads but is showing the legacy of the 3-series in a way that is evocative and truly memorable. 

East Coast Radio's Toy Story with Game has begun

11:13 AM (2 Days ago) CSI

East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game has kicked off with celebrities and sports stars attending the launch at the station’s headquarters in Umhlanga. The annual CSI campaign is aimed at giving joy by providing every child in a government hospital, children’s home and orphanage in KwaZulu-Natal with a brand new toy. 

Star Wars Reads Day is a global force

10:54 AM (2 Days ago) Media News

Disney Publishing Worldwide and Lucasfilm Ltd. have announced that the fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, 10 October will celebrate reading with events across the globe. 

The SA Ocean Festival to highlight the value of the sea

10:20 AM (2 Days ago) Events

The South African Ocean Festival will take place from the Wednesday, 21 October to Sunday, 8 November at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. A shared concept from V&A Waterfront, SAMSA and Worldsport, the festival celebrates the beauty and power of the ocean, through various ocean sports, art, music and food.

Elwira Standili’s Idols dream comes to an end

10:01 AM (2 Days ago) Entertainment

On Idols SA season 11 another contestant left the stage as the Top 8 bid farewell to Elwira Standili from Worcester, who gave up her studies to pursue a life in the limelight.  

High LSMs and their Sunday papers

9:29 AM (2 Days ago) Media News

City Press and Rapport are Sunday newspapers that reach a wealthy South African market that is not necessarily made up of white native English speakers. These two Ads24 high LSM Sunday titles reach 4.7 million unduplicated readers through their print and digital properties. 

New Afrikaans film is a tale of hardship, suffering but ultimately glory

9:13 AM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Dark Matter Studios (Leading Lady) and Collective Dream Films (Platteland) recently completed the production of the feature film, Modder en Bloed. The movie will be on cinema screens nationwide in April 2016.

Are South African brands sleeping when it comes to feminism?

9:06 AM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Not since the bra-burning feminism heydays of the 60s has the world taken such an interest in the affairs of women. So says Added Value South Africa Project Manager, Kirsten Clarke.

Get inked for kids fighting cancer

8:27 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
On Saturday, 17 October 2015, tattoo aficionados across South Africa will help raise funds for kids battling cancer and dispel society’s negative perceptions of people with ink, when they support the fourth annual Tattoo-a-thon in aid of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa. 

Mafikizolo to rock the Durban Botanical Gardens this October

15:57 PM (4 Days ago) Entertainment

Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo will perform at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake picnic concert on Sunday, 18 October, at Durban’s scenic botanical gardens.

New programme manager for Jacaranda FM

15:29 PM (4 Days ago) People on the Move
Jacaranda FM announced today that Gavin Meiring has been appointed as the new programme manager to the award-winning radio station.

Eat Out announces SA's best restaurants

15:18 PM (4 Days ago) Media News
Over the past two days, the nominees for the Top 10 of this year’s Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards were announced – five at a time – in a video campaign.

SPARK Media welcomes new staff

15:14 PM (4 Days ago) People on the Move
SPARK Media, Caxton’s newest sales powerhouse and the resulting fusion between NAB and Habari Media, has announced a number of new staff appointments.

MasterChef SA's Van der Watt sisters publish cookbook

14:57 PM (4 Days ago) New on the Shelf
During the screening of the MasterChef South Africa 2013 series, TV viewers were both fascinated by, and impressed with, the Van der Wat sisters.

Jack Daniel’s Boomtown Joburg postponed to 2016

14:46 PM (4 Days ago) Events
Airey Scott announced the postponement of the inaugural Jack Daniel’s Boomtown Joburg music and lifestyle festival originally scheduled for Saturday, 17 October, at Zoo Lake Sports Club – to a new date on Saturday, 12 March 2016.

Tyger Valley Centre takes top honours at the SACSC Footprint Marketing Awards

14:17 PM (4 Days ago) Awards
The South African Council of Shopping Centres’ (SACSC) Footprint Marketing Awards were announced at the SACSC’s 19th Annual Congress, currently underway in Durban, and the coveted top award - the Spectrum Award - was given to Cape Town’s Tyger Valley Centre.

Measuring social media ROI

14:13 PM (4 Days ago) Editorial Desk
So you’ve got a winning social media plan, you’re working hard at sticking to your strategy and your posts are nearing perfection. That’s great news. But how do you know if what you’re doing is working?

Superbalist talks all things Snapchat

14:06 PM (4 Days ago) Social Media News

Every brand with a brain has a few social media accounts. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are old hat, so now some more forward-thinking brands are connecting with their customers on other, more personal, channels. One in particular is Snapchat.

SA film wins main prize at the Portland Film Festival

13:51 PM (4 Days ago) Awards
In a first for South Africa, the locally produced and filmed movie, For Love and Broken Bones, has won the Portland Film Festival’s main award, Best Film
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